Well, we finally moved into our new house. Well, sort of. There are still a lot of unpacked boxes sitting on the basement, but at least my office is clean. One of the things I did when we moved was to get rid of the phone company's DSL service and moved over to Earthlink cable service (via Time Warner Cincinnati), and I'm happy to say that the change was well worth it. The cable service is much faster than the phone DSL service, and it's a lot more reliable (no more interrupted service when phone rings and no more occasional resetting of the modem box--power down/up).
Well, it also turns out that my study does not have a cable outlet, and in order to install another cable outlet, it would have been extremely costly (we would have to call an electrician to do this). So, we are now completely wireless, and as a result, we have switched over to 802.11g from 11b. After reading Craig's recent entry on the switch, I couldn't resist, and I'm really glad about the change. I got a great deal on the Belkin router from Staples ($49.94) and the notebook card ($39.94). I can't believe the speed improvement here. Even though we are not really getting the full 54Mbps, it's still darn fast.
Anyway, that's all for now. My weekly PalmCorner will not be back for another week or so (I'm testing the new Sena Palm T3 case--it's great btw), and I'm off to assembling my new ping pong table in the basement. I can't believe the table weighs 270lbs (it almost didn't make it down to the basement).